Foxtel Magazine May 2021

Settle in and discover some of the most-talked about TV programs, latest films and live sport from around the world in FOXTEL magazine. With exclusive access to some of the globe’s biggest stars including Nicole Kidman, Kaley Cuoco and Jude Law, as well as local talent on hit series such as Wentworth, Selling Houses Australia, Love It or List It Australia and Gogglebox Australia, FOXTEL magazine takes you behind the scenes of your favourite shows while also introducing you to new ones. Our dedicated FOXTEL Insider, The Watch List, movie, lifestyle and sport sections bring readers all the latest news and info in an entertaining and easy-to-read format, while the magazine is the only place you will find the entire month of listings all in one place.

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Is there anything Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson can’t do? Whether it’s heading up some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters or sharing tender moments with his young daughters, he certainly has the mix of being a megastar and a family man down pat. Now, the movie hero and Ballers leading man showcases his early years in new comedy Young Rock. Turn to page 14 to find out more about how he dug deep to bring his colourful life to our television screens. In a change of pace, we celebrate 25 years of Sky News this issue, with AM Agenda presenter Laura Jayes – who has been with the network for 15 of those years – taking us through what life is like in front of and behind the cameras. Aussie surf champ Stephanie Gilmore…

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batman’s real parents revealed

PENNYWORTH (s2) Starts May 4, Tuesdays at 8.30pm and watch all episodes On Demand FOX8 [108] Every comic-book fan knows the backstory of Batman, one of the greatest crimefighters ever. Born into a life of privilege, Bruce Wayne was changed forever when he witnessed the death of his parents during a robbery, vowing to stop crime wherever he could. But who were those parents he barely got to know? What sort of life did his butler Alfred lead before he became the protector of the youngest Wayne? And, most importantly, did they all start Bruce on his path as a crusader for justice without him even knowing? For Emma Paetz, who stars in Pennyworth as Martha Kane, the woman who would go on to be the superhero’s mum, finding out those answers is the most fascinating…

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“it’s going to be fun to see the old gang”

THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS (s2) Coming soon EXPRESS For screening times, check the EPG or visit MTV [122] When The Hills’ reboot New Beginnings burst onto screens in 2019 – nine years after we farewelled our favourite Angelenos – much had changed in the lives of the cast. Now in their 30s, most were coupled-up, if not married, many were now parents and all had embarked on successful careers, the majority having capitalised on their early reality TV fame. Season one was a welcome trip down memory lane, reuniting fans with former cast members Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, ‘Justin Bobby’ Brescia, Frankie Delgado, Stephanie Pratt, Jason Wahler and their significant others. It also introduced The OC star Mischa Barton, as well as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s…

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rapid response with adam peacock

The sporting match that shaped my life is… Australia vs Iran, World Cup Qualifier in 1997. Slightly sadistic, as Australia missed out on qualifying for the 1998 World Cup, but this was the match that truly drew me in to the sport of football and what it means. My ultimate sporting hero is… Sir Bobby Robson – a brilliant football manager and human being. There is a good quote from football writer George Caulkin about him: ‘Hate withered inside him. It had no fertile ground on which to grow.’ When I am commentating, I feel… anxious, so as not to get anything wrong. Buzzed, thanks to the coffee. Fortunate, because talking about sport isn’t really work. The A-League players to watch are… I will go one old, one established and one kid: Miloš…

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the real housewives of new york city

New York City’s Housewives return this month with fresh faces in the flock, which means fierce new rivalries. Season 13 welcomes business coach Bershan Shaw and TV host Eboni K Williams, after farewelling Dorinda Medley and Elyse Slaine. Watch for when the claws come out, because the one-liners are sure to follow – like these past barbs. THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY (s13) Starts May 5, Wednesdays EXPRESS at 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm on FOX ARENA [111] and watch On Demand “Calm down! Take a Xanax!”– Ramona Singer DECODED: Singer told Aviva Drescher to pop a literal chill pill because Drescher’s vacation meltdown was stressing everyone out. “You came after me, in your Herman Munster shoes…”– Luann de Lesseps DECODED: Taking issue with Alex McCord confronting her, de Lesseps shared her thoughts on McCord’s…

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role call with jennifer aniston

Born the daughter of actors John Aniston (Victor in Days of Our Lives) and the late Nancy Dow, it was clear that Jennifer Aniston was always destined for the screen. Starting with parts in low-budget movies and TV series, it wasn’t until the now 52-year-old joined the Friends cast in 1994 that her star began to rise and she leapt from sitcom darling to A-lister with ease. FRIENDS (1994-2004) Seasons 6-8 Starts Saturday May 1, weekends from 12.30pm, ENCORE from 8.30pm on FOX COMEDY [115] and watch the complete series On Demand “It was funny, it was interesting, and I had never read anything like it,” Aniston says of the Friends script. Socialite-turned-waitress Rachel’s (Aniston) on-off relationship with Ross (David Schwimmer) was a cultural touchstone for the ’90s – but not as much…